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Trousdale Turner Corrections Officer Arrested

By Jessie Williams

A Trousdale Turner Correctional Center corrections officers was arrested last week after allegedly being highly intoxicated and firing a handgun inside the home he shares with his son, his son’s pregnant girlfriend and his grandchildren. 


According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, he and other officers were dispatched to a residence on New Harmony Road around 7:30 p.m. on February 1, 2019, after reports of a shot fired inside of the home.

The caller stated that 43-year-old Brian Orrs had fired the shot in his bedroom with his family inside the home.

Orrs’ son, his three grandchildren and his son’s pregnant girlfriend  – who was just days away from her due date – were located on the other side of the wall when Orrs was said to have fired the weapon.

Once officers arrived on the scene, they learned that Orrs’ son was able to get his family out of the home and forced the two guns in Orrs’ possession away from him. The family escaped to by car to another residence in Trousdale County. 

Sheriff Gammons stated that Orrs would not come to the door after officers knocked and identified themselves.

When he did, he told authorities to leave and said he did nothing wrong. 

While attempting to get Orrs to come out of the home, officers interviewed witnesses and learned he was highly intoxicated. One witness mentioned he had a white, powdery substance on his nose. 

After nearly two hours, Orrs allegedly came outside in an aggressive manner with his pants down, shaking his private parts at officers.

Refusing to cooperate and resisting arrest, Mr. Orrs was tased by police to prevent him from doing further harm, and was then apprehended. 

A search of the home and further investigation by deputies revealed that Orrs was in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun and a .40 caliber pistol. The pistol was the weapon used to shoot into the floor of Orrs’ bedroom.

A razor blade with a small amount of white residue on it, marijuana paraphernalia, ammunition for the guns, two sets of scales and a container used to store marijuana were seized by authorities.

A the time of the incident, Orrs was a corrections officer employed by CoreCivic at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. 

Orrs was charged with six counts of aggravated assault, six counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon while under the influence, indecent exposure, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. 

His bond was set at $73,000, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on March 6, 2019.